Steps you can take to reduce varicose veins during pregnancy

Steps you can take to reduce varicose veins during pregnancy.

Pregnancy is beautiful. A pregnant woman has a beautiful life inside of her and some even flaunt longer hair, lashes and glowing skin. However any pregnant woman is at risk of developing vein disease, varicose and spider veins. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Services, 50 to 55 percent of women suffer from some kind of vein dysfunction, and pregnancy is one of the top risk factors.

Unhealthy veins can lead to leg ulcers, Deep Vein Thrombosis, leg fatigue, swelling, pain and itching.

Varicose Vein Overview

Varicose veins tend to be visible on the skin. These veins are caused by weak or damaged valves within the vein walls. Blood is essentially backed up and circulation ceases to flow correctly. Varicose veins appear to be bulging, are swollen and red, blue, purple or skin colored. Varicose veins tend to appear on the thigh, calf, or ankles. During pregnancy, these veins can appear underneath the skin outside the pelvic region, due to added pressure on the veins.

Spider Vein Synopsis

Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but smaller and closer to the skin’s surface. They are often dark red or blue. Spider Veins tend to look like spider webs or tree branches, small splatters of tiny jagged lines. These veins appear on the calves, thighs or face.

Risk Factors

  • Increasing Age
  • Family medical history
  • Obesity
  • Changes in hormones
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Occupation (sitting or standing at length)
  • As mentioned, Pregnancy

The Office of Women’s Health at the U.S Department of Health and Services recommends that a physician should be seen if veins become tender, painful, swollen or appearance of veins is causing distress. If your veins are making your day to day life more difficult or if you are experiencing these symptoms during pregnancy, see our physician Dr. Sassan Kaveh at Alpha Vein Clinic. Dr. Kaveh is a physician, vascular surgeon and a vein specialist who can help. He can diagnose your vein dysfunction with a physical exam or an ultrasound and recommend treatment options. Also, Alpha Vein Clinic is one of the only vein clinics in Nevada that offers ClariVien, the newest technique in vein treatment.

Is is normal to experience vein dysfunction during pregnancy, a woman’s body produces extra volumes of blood supporting herself and her growing baby. There is extra pressure on blood vessels and veins near the pelvis and legs. Don’t let your veins be an added stress. Let the staff at Alpha Vein Clinic take the weight off your shoulders and help you feel relief in your legs.

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